The Right Paving Materials for the Right Paving Designs


Choosing the right paving materials to use in your garden can be a daunting task. It is however the most important question to ask, next to what plants you want to include, when you undertake your garden design. Your paving choice can have a major impact on the aesthetic of your garden and will be a fairly permanent feature, so it is important you choose wisely.

What is the difference between quarried and composite material stone?

The two most readily available and popular types of stone available in South Africa are quarried and composite material stone. Quarried stone is essentially natural stone, such as granite or quartz. Composite material stone on the other hand is pre-shaped, and usually made with concrete.

Our recommendation from an aesthetic and durability point of view, would be quarried stone. It is usually the wiser choice for paving tiles. While it is the more expensive option of the two, in terms of longevity and natural beauty, it is excellent value for money, and well worth the investment if your budget allows for it.

Preparing for Your Paving Ideas

The materials that are most widely available in South Africa make up two categories to select from. The categories are quarried stone and composite material. Quarried stone is natural stone, such as granite and quartz. Composite material is pre-shaped, and usually made with concrete.

Aesthetically speaking, and from a perspective of durability, quarried stone usually makes for better paving tiles. While it is the more expensive of the two, the value for money gained from its long, indefinite service life, as well as the fact that age often serves to increase its aesthetic value, usually means it is the better of the two options.

Choosing the Right Paving Tiles

There are several paving tile options available in natural stone, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, so it is important to consider your overall garden design when making your choice. We have outlined the options and the pros and cons of each for you below, which will hopefully help you to make a more informed choice.

Dynamic Stone, Quality Products for Your Garden Designs

Knowledge of the types of paving available to you already serves as a good start towards discovering the perfect paving ideas that suit you and your project. This way, you are also able to approach the important and also costly decision of what the end result of your project will be with that much more confidence.

Dynamic Stone are professionals in their field. A combination of technical knowledge and our assurance in the quality of the products we offer our clients ensures and all of their projects are finished in a timely manner, meeting and exceeding client expectations in the process.

Should you have further queries regarding our products and services, feel free to contact us.